Kiarri N. Kershaw

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Research Interests

I am a social epidemiologist, and my work focuses on understanding the contributions of the social environment to cardiovascular health and health disparities. I have done a lot of research to date using secondary data to examine cross-sectional and longitudinal associations of racial/ethnic residential segregation with obesity and cardiovascular disease. More recently I have begun to explore the health impacts of two strategies for addressing the negative impact of segregation on health: 1) providing individuals with opportunities to move to neighborhoods with more health-promoting resources and 2) improving access to resources in segregated neighborhoods. My research investigating the first strategy currently involves the examination of changes in segregation exposure and health within individuals over time using existing data sources. My research exploring the second strategy seeks to use primary data collection and simulation modeling to understand whether and how modifying the food environment influences eating behaviors and obesity.

Training Experience

2012Postdoctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Michigan

… → 2010

MPH, University of Michigan

… → 2006

MS, University of Michigan

… → 2004

Research interests

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Disparities

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Grants 2012 2026

Cardiovascular Diseases
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (U.S.)
Ankle Brachial Index
Radial Artery
Salaries and Fringe Benefits
Young Adult
Coronary Vessels
Research Personnel

Research Output 2008 2019

Assessment of the influence of food attributes on meal choice selection by socioeconomic status and race/ethnicity among women living in Chicago, USA: A discrete choice experiment

Kershaw, K. N., Klikuszowian, E., Schrader, L., Siddique, J., Van Horn, L., Womack, V. Y. & Zenk, S. N., Aug 1 2019, In : Appetite. 139, p. 19-25 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Class
Feeding Behavior
11 Citations (Scopus)

Associations of Income Volatility with Incident Cardiovascular Disease and All-Cause Mortality in a US Cohort: 1990 to 2015

Elfassy, T., Swift, S. L., Glymour, M. M., Calonico, S., Jacobs, D. R., Mayeda, E. R., Kershaw, K. N., Kiefe, C. & Hazzouri, A. Z. A., Feb 12 2019, In : Circulation. 139, 7, p. 850-859 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cardiovascular Diseases
Young Adult
Death Certificates

Associations of unhealthy food environment with the development of coronary artery calcification: The CARDIA Study

Kelman, J., Pool, L. R., Gordon-Larsen, P., Carr, J. J., Terry, J. G., Rana, J. S. & Kershaw, K. N., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of the American Heart Association. 8, 4, e010586.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Coronary Vessels
Fast Foods
Food Chain
2 Citations (Scopus)
African Americans
American Heart Association
1 Citation (Scopus)

Longitudinal associations of cigarette prices with smoking cessation: The coronary artery risk development in young adults study

Mayne, S. L., Gordon-Larsen, P., Schreiner, P. J., Widome, R., Jacobs, D. R. & Kershaw, K. N., May 1 2019, In : Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 21, 5, p. 678-685 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Smoking Cessation
Tobacco Products
Young Adult
Coronary Vessels